IN THIS CHAPTER
Making the most of your test time
Practicing your technique
The Mathematics Knowledge subtest is one of two math subtests given to help determine your AFQT score. This chapter and Chapter 9 prepare you for the types of questions and knowledge you need in order to feel confident and score competitively on the Mathematics Knowledge portion of the ASVAB. Chapters 11 and 12 review your ability to correctly answer word problems for the Arithmetic Reasoning subtests.
Most of the time, the Mathematics Knowledge subtest contains only one or two questions testing each specific mathematical concept. For example, one question may ask you to multiply fractions, the next question may ask you to solve a mathematical inequality, and the question after that may ask you to find the value of an exponent. (If you’ve suddenly become nervous after reading the preceding sentence, don’t worry. I cover all this stuff in Chapter 9.)
All this variety forces you to constantly shift your mental gears to quickly ...